Forest School

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Forest SchoolKatylou’s Forest School is suitable for children from 2 ½ to 12 years, in our sessions we play games, bug hunt, climb trees, make crafts, build dens, use tools, swing on ropes, cook on the camp fire, sing songs, tell stories, relax in the hammocks, read books and enjoy free-range play! 

Learning through play is fundamental to our sessions and we ensure children have the opportunity to explore and play freely in an unstructured woodland environment but equally we provide challenges for them to overcome, resources for them to learn a new skill and activities providing the opportunity to manage their own risks and push their individual boundaries, which in turn builds their confidence, creativity, co-ordination, core strength, self-esteem and body awareness. 

Sessions are relaxed and the activities we provide are available for any child who chooses to take part. Some children will choose to run, climb and explore and this is encouraged, whether that means they choose to be immersed in the activities, or immersed in their thoughts, it is their choice and this is imperative because children learn best when they are guided by their own interests and at their own pace.

  • FREE places for siblings under 1 year
  • Siblings over 1 year pay ½ price
  • Twins, Triplets or even more pay for just ONE place.

Forest SchoolKatylou’s Forest school is the newest addition to the Katylou’s Brand, founded by Katy Duckett. Inspired by her love of outdoors, knowledge gained as a Level Three Forest Schools Practitioner, a Sports Science graduate, a sports leader and mother of three boys who spend family time exploring and playing outdoors!

Offering:

  • Weekly Bushcraft sessions for children aged 11-15
  • Forest School sessions for children 5-10 years (with parental supervision optional)
  • Sessions for parent and child aged 2-4 years
  • Homeschoolers up to 8 years
  • Forest Tots for children aged 1-4yrs

 

Sessions for children aged 2-4 and 5-10 years are Forest School focused with well researched curriculum developed with qualified Early Years and Primary teachers, providing safe, challenging and fun outdoor based activities which follow the Forest Schools guidelines for planning.Forest School Activities are risk assessed although allow learners to explore risks as safely as reasonably practicable, allowing them to grow in confidence and as individuals.

Sessions for children aged 11-15 years focus more on Bushcraft and survival, developing skills such as natural firelighting, shelter building, animal traps, water purification, orienteering or geocaching, animal traps and foraging. Again, activities are risk assessed but provide manageable risks to provide suitable challenges.

Both Forest School and Bushcaft sessions embrace the whole learning experience and promote the ethos respect yourself, your peers and your environment.

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Easter Holiday Fun at Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford

Come and join us for our adventure days at Fosse Meadows Country Park during the Easter Holidays from 9am – 3.30pm.
Every day we have a different theme.
But we will always have the option to climb trees, build den’s, play games, orienteer, light fires and much much more!!
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Superworm
Superworm Adventures

Monday 9th April 1.15-2.45 Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
“Superworm is super long, Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip hip hooray for Superworm!”
Come and join in with Superworm’s adventures with Katylou’s Forest School during the Easter holidays! £6.50 per child , siblings half price (adults and under 1s free!).
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Peppa Pig Pig-nic
Peppa Pig Pig-nic

Tuesday 10th April 11.00-12.30 Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
You know the theme tune, you know the characters, you even know the catch phrases! Now attend a Peppa Pig experience!
We will be based in a lovely woodland area perfect for picnicking, have a few activities available for the kids, including make your ‘peppa-mint patty’ and Peppa herself may even turn up to say, Hello! Bring your own pack lunch and we’ll provide the rest. £6.50 per child, siblings half price, adults and under 1s free.
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Dinosaur Roar
Dinosaur Roar, Dinosaur Explore….Part 2!

Wednesday 11th April 1pm- 2.30pm Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
Join us again for some more dinosaur exploration!
We will have some different activities to last time and we will still be providing tonnes of fun!
Can you help us search for the infamous ‘Fosse Meadows Dinosaur’?!
We’ve heard she’s been sighted again but we need your help!
£6.50 per child (adults free!)
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Fairy and Elf Adventure
Fairy and Elf Adventure

21st May 1.15-2.45 Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
We have it on good authority that our forest is actually enchanted and that elves and fairies really do live there!
We were so excited to find out that we couldn’t wait to share them with you!
Join us for fun adventures looking for the elves and fairy’s, making wishing wands, visit our very own magic toadstool fairy ring and much more!
Wear your own wings, elf hats and costumes if you’d like!
£6.50 per child (adults free!)
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What The Ladybird Heard
What The Ladybird Heard Adventure

15th June 1pm- 2.30pm Burbage Common Nr Hinckley
“oink!” Said the cats…… With all the Mooing and Baaing and Clucking, the farmyard is full of noise!
Come and see if you can spot the ladybirds in the forest, make your very own pebble ladybird to take home and see what some of the farmyard animals have been up to……
Can you help us stop Hefty Hugh & Lanky Len and their dastardly plan?!
£6.50 per child (adults free!)
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Teddy Bears Picnic
Teddy Bears Picnic

18th June 12.15 – 1.30pm Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise …
Grab your friends, your favourite teddy bear (doesn’t have to be a Bear!) and your packed lunch and head on down to the forest to join us for a picnic!
I’ve heard the real bears shouldn’t be there that day but maybe wear a disguise…. You know, just in case!
£6.50 per child (adults free!)
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Stickman Adventures
Stickman Adventures

9th July 1.15-2.45 Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
Stickman! Oh stickman! Beware of the….dog!
Have you seen stickman?! Stickman and his family have gone missing and we need your help to find them!
Come and join in our stickman related activities, make your own stickman and help us save the stick family!
£6.50 per child (adults free!)
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Paw Patrol Meet
Paw Patrol Meet

11th July 1.00 -2.30 Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
Paw patrol! Paw patrol! We’ll be there on the double! “Just yelp for help!”
Come and meet some of the paw patrol at our fab event!
We’ll have a few themed activities to enjoy and you might just get the chance to meet one or more of the paw patrol!
£6.50 per child (adults free)
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Scarecrow’s Wedding

10th July 10.30 – 12.00 Fosse Meadows Country Park Nr Sharnford
We are joining in with the scarecrow festivals this year!
Come down to Fosse meadows and help us make the most awesome scarecrow you can think of!!
Lots of fun to be had and be as creative as you can be!
£6.50 per child. (Adults free!)
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Not just for kids!

Outdoor learning is not just for children and can be enjoyed by all ages, whether you just love the outdoors or enjoy learning new skills. Our sessions for adults and older children focus on Bushcraft and Survival Skills such as shelter building, water purification, foraging for food, fire lighting, animal trapping, weapon making and much more! With sessions available for private parties, hen or stag nights, family camps, corporate events, raft building challenges, team building/bonding and wild woman days. For more information please see our Bushcraft & Survival, Corporate Days and Wild Woman Days pages.

To book corporate days, sessions and events or private parties, please click here to Contact Us and fill our contact form. To book sessions and events or private parties, please click here to Contact Us and fill our contact form. Alternatively, please feel free to email us at info@katylous.co.uk or on call 01455 289202 / 07841 159684